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Almond Plum Kuchen

Meet the Cook: You'll find this dessert both easy and very tasty. Everyone who tries it comments on how the orange and plum flavors go together so well and complement each other. We like it best when it is served warm with ice cream. -Norma Enders, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 7 to 8 cups quartered fresh plums
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, almonds, orange zest and baking powder. Arrange plums over crust; pour egg mixture over plums.
  • Combine the first three topping ingredients; sprinkle over filling. Top with almonds. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 477 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • jonesey63
    Aug 29, 2012

    I have made this recipe several times. It was my late husband's favorite dessert. Family and friends enjoyed it. Of course, it helps when you have a couple of plum trees in yourbackyard. It definitely deserves 5 stars, in my opinion.

  • jgeiger1
    Sep 16, 2008

    Recipe is okay but not worth 5 stars.

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    Sep 6, 2007

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    Jul 28, 2006

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    Jan 23, 2006

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